Dream Lightweight Grand Prix Stacking Up

Dream Lightweight Grand Prix

The new promotion DREAM, formed by former PRIDE FC employs and K-1, has announced additional fights for its lightweight grand prix tournament, on its new official website, dreamofficial.com.

The 16 man lightweight tournament will be held March 15 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Fight Card

Kultar Gill vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Luiz Firmino vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Koutetsu Boku vs. Joachim Hansen
Shinya Aoki vs. Gesias “JZ” Calvancante
Andre Amade vs. TBA
Jung Bu-Kyung vs. TBA
Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. TBA
Gilbert Melendez vs. TBA
Artur Oumakhanov vs. TBA
Caol Uno vs. TBA

JZ Calvancante vs. Shinya Aoki Set For March

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According to MMAJunkie, JZ Calvancante will fight Shinya Aoki this March in Japan. The two were scheduled to fight on Nye’s Yarennoka! event, but the fight was cancelled at the last minute, after it was learned that JZ had surgery on his knee and was not even training for the fight.

The hotly anticipated Gesias “JZ” Calvancante (14-1-1) vs. Shinya Aoki (12-2) match-up – first promised to the world and then removed from a New Year’s Eve “Yarennoka!” card in Japan – has been reset for a March date in Japan.

American Top Team General Manager Richie Guerrero confirmed the K-1 sanctioned fight during his appearance on Wednesday’s episode of TAGG Radio.

Yarennoka Update: Shinya Aoki vs. Judoka Bu-Kyung Jung

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According to Yahoo Sports Japan, Shin’ya Aoki will fight Judoka Bu-Kyung Jung in the much anticipated Yarennoka NYE show at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan . Bu-Kyung Jung will fill the spot of the injured Gesias “JZ Calvan” Calvancante.

Bu-Kyung Jung won the silver medal in Judo at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but I could not find any record of previous fights in MMA.

Not the matchup that Shinya Aoki vs. JZ Calvancante would have been, but Aoki is always interesting to watch.